Relationships require maintenance and hard work. Most of us recognize this universal truth in our personal lives, where our families, old friends, and romantic partners demand a certain level of attention. But the same rule also applies to our professional lives, even though the boundaries might be different.
So how can we cultivate close connections at work?
The bottom line is that your relationships with colleagues and clients will only grow if you choose to put in the effort. Building deep trust isn’t all sunshine and rainbows; you have to be committed to working together to provide mutual support in overcoming problems. You also need to maintain a growth mentality, which is the willingness to explore and consider fresh perspectives.
An exceptional relationship is not a goal you reach. It’s a living thing that requires constant care. To learn more, check out our Instaread on Connect.